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Shadman Shahid is a photographer and filmmaker born and raised in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. His work is about the precarity of the corporeal and the spiritual human conditions in contemporary society. His photographic methodology walks the line between documentary and fiction and usually, in his work, the content drives the aesthetics. His photographic works have brought him a few accolades including World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass, BJP ones to watch in 2016 and Burn emerging photographer of the year in 2018. He is currently based in the Netherlands; working on his personal projects while completing his Masters in Photography and Society at the Royal Academy of Art in Hague. Prior to moving to the Netherlands he was a lecturer at the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute for three years, from where he also obtained his Professional Photography degree in 2015. He is currently being represented by East Wing Gallery.



- O and A levels- Scholastica

- Three year Professional Photography Program- Pathshala South Asian Media Institute 2012-2015
- Master of Photography and Society – Royal academy of Art in Hague 2018-on going 


- Lecturer Pathshala, South Asian Media Academy Department of Photography. 2015-2017



- Winner of IIUPE inter university photography competition 1st prize in photo story
- Third Prize as emerging photographer of Asia in Dali International Photographic festival China in 2015
- Finalist in Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2016
- Chosen as one of the “Ones to watch” by British Journal of Photography 2016
- Selected as a participant in 2017 Joop swart Masterclass
- Winner of Burn Magazine Emerging photographer of the year fund 2018



- Chobi Mela VIII International Photography Festival, 2015
- Festival of Promenades Photographiques Vendome France  2014,
- DOK 15 international documentary photography festival Freidrikstad, Norway
- Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund “Wirklich” Dortmund Germany 2015
 -Dali Photo festival  Dali, China 2015
 -Indian Photo festival Hyderabad, India oct1st-10th 2015
 -Delhi Photo Festival Delhi, India Oct 29th- Nov 8th 2015
- Photo Kathmundu, Kathmundu, Nepal Nov 6th 2015
- Grand Prix Fotofestiwal Lodz Poland 2016
- Slideshow Photo London London Uk 2016
- Slideshow Photo Espana 2016
- Xishuangbanna Photo festival 2016
- International Exhibition of young photographers Beijing 2016
- Angkor Photo Festival 2017
- Hamburg Photo Triennal 2018
- Indian Photo festival – Hydrebad 2018
- Suwon Photography Festival Korea 2018
- Colomboscope Sri Lanka 2019


- Curating 101 by Jodi Haines 2013
- Design your project by Gael Turin 2013
- Documentary Photography by Gary Knight 2014
- International Reporting- Sharon Lovell and Fu Yongjung 2015
- Sculpting with light- Mahbubur Rahman 2015
- Shaping a vision – Swapan Parekh 2015
- Angkor photo festival workshop with Kosuke Okahara and Ian Teh 2016
- World press Joop swart Masterclass 2018




- Invisible photographer Asia – Ajna (as A journey within)
- Photografia Magazine
- Archivozine Magazine Issue 15 - Ajna
- British Journal of Photography Talent Issue – White Elephant
- DOC Magazine
- GUP Magazine
- Burn Magazine





- World Bank
- Asian Development Bank
- CITI Foundation
- SAJIDA Foundation
- Bangladesh Army
- Bangladesh Border Guard


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